The longest beach on Gran Canaria stretches out more than 4 km and is located in Playa del Ingles. There is room enough for everyone – also for people who prefer to go in the water without any clothes. A part of the beach, which is located close to the lighthouse (the most southern part of Gran Canaria), is a designated nudist beach, and signposting has been used to mark off the area, thus you are able to turn back before you get a shock.
On this part of Gran Canaria, strong currents may be present in the water when the tide changes. Therefore, it is important to keep a close eye on the lifeguard towers at all times; however, never let your children out of sight and look out for other children as well. If a red flag is raised, you are not permitted to go in the water – this should be respected at all times.
In addition, the beach features a promenade with a lot of different shops and restaurants as well as businesses that provide water sports such as jet ski, banana boat, paragliding and much more.
The sand on this beach is dark sand that has blown over from Africa - thus the sand is very warm and you need to use sandals if you want to avoid blisters.